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Old 09-02-2016, 07:41 PM
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King Willem-Alexander will celebrate his 50th birthday in Tilburg.
King's Day will be on 27th april (it will be thursday).

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Old 09-04-2016, 06:05 AM
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Tilburg is an industrial city but has some royal connotations. King Willem II of the Netherlands (1792-1849) loved Tilburg and indeed also died there. The local football club is named Willem II and they play their matches in the Koning Willem II Stadion

King Willem II also ordered a neo-gothic house. The King never lived there: he died 9 days before the house was ready. In his testament the King destined his house to become a Rijks (State Higher Civic School). Later it became a representative location for the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Tilburg. It is known as "the palace" in Tilburg but it never was. Sadly the once so lush green gardens have become the concrete roof of a giant underground parking and sadly the municipal offices have been glued to the neo gothic building...

The house of Willem II in 1962 (the city has already knibbled large parts of the gardens): picture and picture.

The house of Willem II in 2016. The city has completely destroyed the lush gardens: picture.

King Willem II also owned lots of land surrounding Tilburg, with farms. It was called Koningshoeven (the King's farms), where still Cistercian monks (trappists) brew La Trappe, the local trappist beer: picture. The Abbey is named Koningshoeven.

There is also a statue of Willem II in the centre of Tilburg: picture.

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Apparently the concept of the route was leaked to the local press. Terrorist experts claim that this will give people with bad intentions a long time to make preparations.

The Brabants Dagblad claims to have the route and mentioned some (obvious) places but they did not publish a plan of the route in their newspaper. The editor claims they are concerned about the leak but that they do not want to disturb the plans.

The city emphasizes that the plans are still in concept and can and will be changed.

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Old 01-18-2017, 09:53 AM
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Are round birthdays celebrated in a special way in the Dutch Royal Family, or could be expect something in connection with the King's birthday this year?
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